I took on a challenge to do a "Plank a day in May". Since I had surgery at the end of March, and had to take 3 weeks off from any physical activity, I had to start from square 1. I felt like my core was really weak. My goal was to hold add 15 seconds per week. Hopefully I would reach a 2 minute plank by the end of the month.
My boys joined me in the challenge. They did planks with me at home sometimes. My kids are awesome. They love to be active.
This is my little one, who is 4, doing a 1:26 plank. Love this little face.
The Mr. and I have a friendly plank competition going on. He never tried a plank until I told him to try it. He told me on that he did a 5 minute plank. I had to try to get as close as I could. Here's what I did this past Saturday.
Not bad, considering I started out at the beginning of the month barely holding a plank for a minute.
Here's what I did on Tuesday.
What I learned
I learned from this challenge, that I can reach my goals, I just need to set them. How often do we cruise along in life just going through the motions, without a goal in mind?
Even though this was a little challenge, doing planks, it made me check myself in other areas. Do I need to set more goals? It's true, writing down your goals will help keep you accountable.
I feel stronger overall by working on my core.
Do 100 burpees and 100 pushups per week.
- Have you ever tried a "Plank a Day" challenge?
- What are your June goals?